Festival fun in St Monans

St Monans Community Councillor Vic Bland (Far Right)m George Brown and Wyn Brown admiring some of the Art Displays on Show in the St Monans Church Hall.
St Monans Community Councillor Vic Bland (Far Right)m George Brown and Wyn Brown admiring some of the Art Displays on Show in the St Monans Church Hall.

THE third St Monans Community Art Festival has taken place, with a weekend of free events.

Organisers were delighted to note audience numbers were up on last year, with around 500 people attending throughout the three days.

Brian Craib, one of the organisers, and musical co-ordinator of the festival, told the Mail he expected the event would now go ahead for a fourth time next year.

He said: “We will meet on Wednesday night (tonight) to have a post-mortem.

“The general impression was the festival went very well.

“There were a couple of things that didn’t do quite so good, but most things were favourably received.

“I think we will go ahead next year but may change the format slightly.”

The festival is a chance for some of St Monans’ growing number of artists and performers to showcase their work in their own village and Mr Craib said some certainly shone.

Highlighting an exhibition hosted by local man James Mathew, who displayed around 2800 cameras, Mr Craib said it was “quite spectacular” and “a remarkable exhibition.”

Mr Craib also singled out Byre Rhythm, a group of ‘mature individuals’ who performed Japanese Taiko drumming.

He added: “Nobody knew what to expect from them, but it was great.” (PICTURES BY JOHN KINSMAN)